Mission Devotional - October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fire

Opening Prayer: Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, that I can’t control. I want more of you God. I want more of you God. - Will Reagan

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21

Journal: How and where is the fire of God’s Spirit burning within you these days? What nurtures that fire? What hinders it?

Reflection:

fire

burning within
consuming my heart
with the heat of
your great affection

transforming everything
in his holy path
destroying the old
and the worn
and the false

leaving only
the new
and the true
the me you dreamt
from the beginning

working your will
empowering and engaging
restoring and refining
bringing a kingdom
that will never end

such is your Spirit
the fire of God

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: North Africa & Middle East

Isik Abla hosts a satellite TV program called "Light for the Heart" on the Kanal Hayat Turkish-language channel. She also hosts a live call-in program that is simulcast on the Turkish and Farsi channels throughout the Middle East and Europe. These TV programs deliver the message of love, healing, and freedom through Christ Jesus, reflecting on Isik's own life experience. Pray today for a plan to translate her TV programs into the Indonesian language due to the great demand and interest from Indonesian seekers.

The mission of Compassion Coalition is to inform, prepare, and unite churches to transform lives and communities through the love of Christ. They strive to walk alongside Knoxville-area churches who earnestly desire to slow down and respond to the cry of the suffering, the broken, and the abandoned within their congregations and out in the community. Pray today for the work of this ministry in Knoxville and for the staff that works with Executive Director Grant Standefer.

Closing Prayer: Burn, O Spirit of the Living God, consume my heart and soul. Refine and renew and transform this life of mine into all you desire it to be. For only then will I burn with a passion and a zeal that will impact the world around me. No one can contain the fires of your Spirit, O Lord, so flame on. Transform our lives and our world with the heat of your great affection. Amen.